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  • Church Listings 1-04-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Celebrating Jesus' birthday on Dec. 25

    What makes Orthodox Christianity different from other churches? — A.A.

    Western Christians easily observe that Orthodox Christians believe, understand and do things uniquely and then label them as “differences.”
    For Orthodox, we simply see ourselves as continuing in that which we received from Christ more than 2,000 years ago.
    Since there have been violent conflicts between Western groups over “differences,” the presupposition of violent disagreement gets projected onto the Orthodox.
    The Orthodox get oversimplified as “just another “different” Christian group caught in the trappings of “differences.”
    This is a logical fallacy, which prevents one from really examining Orthodoxy. Nevertheless, I will focus on two internal distinctions, rather than on external trappings.
    As a convert, I have observed two distinctions, which sets Orthodoxy apart from other Christian groups. The first is a certain preservation of the seriousness and profundity of God, his incarnation, and his effects on humanity and the cosmos.
    The profundity and radical sense of “the holy,” totally transforms each individual.

  • If you think this is crazy ...

     Over the past 20 years, more than 300,000 people have died from alcohol-related driving accidents.  
    Did you see politicians passing laws to allow “concealed bottles of rum” carry licenses?  Do you remember all the arguments claiming that more alcohol will reduce drunk driving?
     Of course not.  That would be moronic.
     Speaking of morons, NRA Chief Wayne LaPompous is shooting his mouth off again.  He and other “geniuses” think the solution to school shootings is to convert public schools to firearm depots.  
    Arm all the teachers with guns.  Patrol the hallways with a few mercenaries. Have a couple Humvees equipped with Browning .50 cal machine guns ride protective circles around the school play grounds.
     Fight guns with guns! Bullets with bullets! You can have my Barrett REC7 M4 5.56 NATO assault rifle when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!
     And the LaWackos out there proudly yell, “If you think this is crazy, well then, call me crazy!”
     Okay. But why stop there? Wayne, you’re stupid too!
    The Newtown Elementary School massacre has reignited the gun control debate and both sides are armed to the teeth with senseless rhetoric, contrived statistics and high capacity misrepresentations of the facts.

  • First gov was a man for his time and ours

    We’ve spent this past year celebrating the centennial of New Mexico’s hard-won statehood.
    As we say goodbye to 2012 and the centennial, let me introduce you to James Silas Calhoun, the first governor appointed after New Mexico became a U. S. Territory.
    Calhoun was the right man for the job, and if he were around today, he would have something to say about our current problems.
    My own celebration of the centennial involved studying Calhoun in detail and I can now declare myself the state’s only Calhoun expert, only because nobody else found him a worthy subject.
    Congress in 1849 makes today’s standoff look like a lawn party. Lawmakers fought sharply over each state proposed for admittance to the union.
    Would it be a free or slave state? Talk of rebellion hung in the air with the cigar smoke. President Zachary Taylor wanted California and New Mexico to become states and tried to help the process along by sending secret agents.
    One was James S. Calhoun, of Georgia, who arrived that spring as New Mexico’s first Indian agent. Calhoun was an ardent Whig, as was another politician from Illinois, Abe Lincoln.

  • Aggies break school shooting record in win

    LAS CRUCES — With a strong second-half start, the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas-San Antonio 82-62.
    Along the way, the Aggies (7-8 overall, 1-2 in the Western Athletic Conference) broke the NMSU record for team field goal percentage, which stood for nearly 39 years. The Aggies shot 68.6 percent from the field (35-for-51) and broke the previous record of 66.2 percent which was set on Jan. 19, 1974. The Aggies were also one shy of tying the school record for blocked shots with 11 against the Roadrunners.
    NMSU forward Bandja Sy scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He also had eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Freshman center Sim Bhullar added 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting along with three blocked shots and helped the Aggies to a 30-point advantage in points in the paint.
    Sophomore guard Daniel Mullings was also in double-figures with 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He added four steals and four assists.
    The Aggies had a 38-32 halftime advantage in their WAC home opener. Bhullar led all scorers with a game-high 12 points.
    In their first home game in nearly two weeks, the Aggies started strong and connected on 6 of their first 9 shots. The Aggies opened the second half with a 12-0 run.

  • LA falls to Academy, takes on Taos today

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped another contest and slipped to 0-13 on the season against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Thursday.
    Los Alamos fell 60-35 at Griffth Gymnasium to Academy (7-2) heading into today’s game against the Taos Tigers. It was the eighth loss of the season by Los Alamos against a Class 4A opponent and the second loss of the year to the Chargers — the Hilltoppers took a forfeit loss against the Chargers in the second round of the Joe Armijo Invitational when they were caught up in a mid-December snowstorm.
    With some tough opponents on tap for the next two weeks, the Hilltoppers are looking at the very real possibility of going winless in the nondistrict season.
    Taos, a former District 2-4A rival of Los Alamos before dropping down to Class 3A following the 2007-08 season, is 8-4 heading into today’s game.
    However, the Tigers have been somewhat up-and-down this season, defeating teams like Española Valley and Santa Fe Indian School but losing badly to Goddard and to Laguna Acoma at the Ben Lujan tournament in Pojoaque last month.

  • Canadian hockey team visits LA

    The St. Thomas Aquinas Saints hockey team, from Kenora, Ontario, Canada, played the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Thursday morning at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Saints, one of the top prep squads in the Great White North, defeated Los Alamos 6-1, getting nearly 50 shots-on-goal in the teams' exhibition game. The Saints and Hilltoppers will both play in the Taos Tournament this weekend.

  • Fishing Report 1-04-13

    Northeast

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt.
    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow for all species. We had no reports from boaters.
    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Eagle Nest Lake: On Monday the lake opened to walk in only ice fishing. No snow mobiles or ATVs allowed on the ice at this time. There is approximately 10 inches of ice near the boat ramp and 9 inches in the Six Mile area. The gate to Six Mile is expected to open in a few days.
    Lake Maloya: As of Monday the lake was covered with a thin layer of ice. For updated conditions call the Sugarite Canyon State Park office at 575-445-5607.
    Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  
    Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.  
    Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.  
    Pecos River: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken on egg patterns, small copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Most of the action was below the town of Pecos to the Villanueva area.  

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